publication . Article . 2017

National drinking water targets – trends and factors associated with target-setting

Luh, J; Ojomo, E; Evans, B; Bartram, J;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: IWA Publishing
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
We examine how national targets change with time and show that no consistent pattern exists across all countries examined for this article during the 1980–2013 period. Instead, countries fall into different trend types including constant, increasing, and decreasing national targets with time. We found that level of coverage is one likely factor in determining the national target of a country, where countries with low coverage levels set lower national targets compared to countries with high levels of coverage. In general, most countries set ambitious national targets that require the future rate of change to be more than 20% greater than the current rate. Settin...

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